We prepare students for successful professional careers, providing high-quality educational programs in accounting in an environment that connects learning, leadership and service. Our department develops distinctive graduates who are truly ready to contribute and make a positive impact in their work and their lives — it’s our mission.

We expect our students, faculty and administrators to uphold high standards of integrity and ethical behavior. In the Marianist tradition, we provide an educational environment that develops the student as a whole person prepared to enter and grow throughout a productive professional, societal and personal life. 

Our focus is clearly on the students. We believe this focus best meets the broad objectives of key stakeholders, including those in the accounting profession. We recognize that stakeholders have additional objectives, and we are particularly cognizant of the needs of graduate students and the critical role of employers.  

The educational program in accounting includes both curricular and extracurricular components designed to emphasize the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for life-long learning and success in today's business climate. The undergraduate degree prepares students for numerous professional accounting careers, in both the private and public sector. Our graduates also excel in career paths where an accounting education adds significant value – such as law and finance.

We have a perfect solution for students who wish to complete the 150-hour CPA exam requirement — combine our undergraduate degree program with our innovative MBA program and complete them both in five years. You can also add an optional graduate concentration in accounting. See our 150 hour accounting program webpage for more information. 

Our graduates are in high demand and have exceptional career opportunities.

Academic Programs

Prepare, analyze and communicate relevant information to those making business decisions. Through accounting, you will focus on an organization’s resources and how efficiently it performs. In addition to a major and minor, the accounting department offers a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program.


Get more than your foot in the door — get ready for success. Our opportunities and activities prepare tomorrow's business leaders. You'll gain valuable business insights, experience the spirit of service and develop priceless personal connections while having fun too.


The Accounting Club provides you tremendous opportunities for leadership experience, networking with students, faculty and employers, career advice and service. Oh, and socializing, of course.


Employers love Beta Alpha Psi. You will too. Beta Alpha Psi is an international honor organization that actively promotes and recognizes scholastic and professional excellence in accounting. You'll have opportunities for self development and association among members and practicing accountants. For more information, please visit the BAP website or contact udaytonbap@gmail.com.


The UD chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants provides career development seminars, technical seminars, networking opportunities, volunteer assistance to charitable organizations and student scholarships. It encourages and assists minority students in entering the accounting profession and represents the interests of current and prospective minority accounting professionals. For more information, please visit the NABA website.


Employers who have recently recruited UD Accounting Majors via Career Services, Department Networking Events such as "Meet-the-firms" (a campus career fair offered exclusively for UD Accounting Majors, sponsored by our BAP organization), or indicated an interest in doing so this next year.

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Faculty and Staff

Committed to a process of continuous improvement and excellence in accounting education, our educational environment is defined by our dedication to teaching, intellectual contribution, service and professional activities.

Contact Us

We pride ourselves on our welcoming community and we'd love to hear from you.

Department of Accounting
Miriam Hall Room 410
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2242

Phone: 937-229-2429